NORWALK, Calif. (Apr. 18, 2015) – Junior Aditya Bhagavathi (West Windsor, N.J. / West Windsor-Plainsboro North) set another new program record in the outdoor 5,000-meter run at the Beach Invitational hosted by Long Beach State at Cerritos College on Saturday.
Bhagavathi clocked a 14:46.66 to beat out Greg Griffin's 41-year-old converted record by nearly six seconds, finishing ninth overall in the 51-runner field. His time currently ranks fifth in the SCIAC this season.
Senior Eric Martin (The Woodlands, Texas / College Park) also impressed in his return from a five-month injury layoff, timing in at 1:57.32 in the 800-meter run to place second in his heat and best a total of 18 runners in prior heats.
Sophomore Lucy Chen (Boonton Township, N.J. / Mountain Lakes) continued to drop time with a 14.66 in the 100-meter dash (-0.19) while junior Anup Kishore (Chappaqua, N.Y. / Horace Greeley) leapt an extra quarter-inch in the triple jump and freshman Alex Bourzutschky (Potomac, Md. / Montgomery Blair) debuted in the 400-meter dash with a respectable 54.61.
Head Coach Ben Raphelson and the Beavers will participate in the Triton Invitational in San Diego this weekend for their final tune-up before the SCIAC Championships the following weekend.